MidCoast Council is running a series of Pond Detective activities during the school holidays

Calling all kids for pond detective activities these holidays
Calling all kids for pond detective activities these holidays

This school holidays intrepid children are invited to investigate life in a pond, with MidCoast Council’s free Pond Detectives activities.

There will be four events at local water bodies over the school holidays, suitable for children aged four and up. 

Kids will use dip nets to catch critters in the water, then try to identify them and interpret what story the bugs are telling us about the health of their ecosystem.

Next Wednesday, September 27 the activity will investigate what lives in the pond across the road from the library at Hallidays Point.

Then on Friday, September 29 attendees will be looking in the river at Gloucester.

The following week will see the activity held at Cattai Wetlands on Tuesday, October 3, then back to Hallidays Point on Wednesday, October 4 

“Water bugs are fascinating little creatures, MidCoast Council education and engagement officer, Kirsty Hughes said.

“We find so much more than tadpoles, and kids love learning about what story they tell us about the quality of the water.”

Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Interested families can book to attend the free events by contacting Kirsty on 0427 959 175, oreducation@midcoastwater.com.au; and by contacting the library about the activities at Hallidays Point on 6559 3066.

This activity is also available during term time for schools and other groups.